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Left 4 Dead Sells 2.5 Million

Valve’s work on Left 4 Dead has paid off, as the studio announced that the cooperative shooter has now sold over 2.5 million copies since its debut in November 2008.

This news came as part of project lead Michael Booth’s GDC presentation on the game. The figure includes both PC and Xbox 360 releases, but does not include sales from the company’s digital distribution platform Steam. The numbers would be higher of course, and it should be pointed out that a recent discount saw sales jump 3000%.

Left 4 Dead Survival Pack Details

Following up on its cryptic announcement last week, Valve has released a few details on the Survival Pack DLC for Left 4 Dead.

The new Survival mode will let “up to four players set records for the longest time surviving hordes of zombies on over 12 maps,” according to this GameTrailers TV video. It wasn’t specified whether those maps will be all-new or the current ones.

The pack will also include Versus Mode versions of the Dead Air and Death Toll campaigns. It is set for release this spring.

Left 4 Dead Theatrical Posters Released

Left 4 Dead is composed of four movie-sized acts that are introduced by loading screen art done in a sort of film one-sheet poster, complete with campy lines and full credit list.

These posters have been released by Valve as downloadable images. Check them out below. The game itself is due out in three days.

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death-toll   no-mercy

Left 4 Dead’s Film Look Detailed

None can deny the stylish, filmic look of Left 4 Dead, Valve’s latest release. The studio has released details on the post-processing effects it has used to give the game that effect, which makes it stand out from all the other titles in the market, and also gives the game that stylish look which has become its trademark.

Some of these effects include film grain, vignetting and local contrast, all of which are known to photographers at the very least. Be sure to check out the post, cause it’s an interesting read.

Left 4 Dead Intro Trailer

In anticipation of the game’s release on November 18 on PC and Xbox 360, Valve has released the introduction trailer for its cooperative zombie shooter Left 4 Dead.

The four-minute video was produced entirely using the game’s engine; it was created by the same team that produced the popular Team Fortress 2 “Meet the…” videos.

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Valve Acquires Turtle Rock Studios

Valve announced that it has acquired Turtle Rock Studios, the Orange County-based development studio behind portions of Counter-Strike: Condition Zero, various Counter-Strike maps and the upcoming Left 4 Dead game.

The studio’s Left 4 Dead joins Valve’s game properties which includes the blockbuster Half-Life franchise, Counter-Strike, Team Fortress and Day of Defeat series of games, as well as Portal.

“We have been seeing very strong growth with Steam and Source, our content distribution and development platforms, up over 150% over the last 12 months. Given our expectations for Left 4 Dead and our long-standing relationships with members of the Turtle Rock team, this was an easy decision. It also gives us a base from which to expand our development activities in the Los Angeles area,” said Gabe Newell, president of Valve.

Left 4 Dead is now expected to be released this Summer on PC.

Left 4 Dead Announced

As typical of Valve Software, a very short press release from the makers of the Half-Life series announced a partnership with Turtle Rock Studios to create Left 4 Dead, a co-operative multiplayer action game.

“By leveraging its industry-leading AI technology and years of Counter-Strike development experience, Turtle Rock is building upon the elements that make Counter-Strike successful and applying them to Left 4 Dead,” said Gabe Newell, co-founder and president of Valve. “What Counter-Strike did for multiplayer action games, Left 4 Dead will do for co-op games.”

Left 4 Dead is being developed using the “most advanced version” of the Source engine and introduces version 2 of Turtle Rock’s AI technology. The game is set for release on PC sometime next year.

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